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Ep 160: Financially Lit! Leveling up your dinero with Jannese Torres

podcast April 29, 2024


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This week we’re chatting with Jannese Torres, the proud Latina behind the new book "Financially Lit!" and the Yo Quiero Dinero community. We talked about her incredible journey to financial independence, breaking free from traditional paths and the importance of redefining success and wealth. Jannese opened up about her experience being laid off from her corporate job and realizing she needed to be her own safety net. 
We discussed the importance of representation and seeing ourselves reflected in success stories, the influence of Bad Bunny and Puerto Rican culture, and the cultural baggage that comes with money. She also got real about the emotional side of building wealth, especially the guilt that can come with achieving success when your community is struggling, as well as the impact of toxic relationships and the importance of protecting your wealth using prenuptial and postnuptial agreements. 

Jannese's story is about so much more than just dollars and cents. It's about being true to yourself, breaking down barriers, and building a better future for yourself and your community. It's about owning your identity and using your voice to inspire others. 

Get Jannese’s book (out April 30th) – Financially Lit!: The Modern Latina’s Guide to Level Up Your Dinero & Become Financially Poderosa 

Keep up with Jannese on her website, Instagram, Twitter, and podcast

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